Membership in BAC is primarily company based and is open to all firms who are currently or thinking about conducting business in the Canadian marketplace.

Individual memberships are available under special circumstances as described in the Trades-person category.

Membership Categories

Retail Baker

Independently owned companies whose primary business is the production and sale of their own baked foods directly to the consumer through their own retail outlet(s). BAC offers a special introductory rate for first time retail baker members.

In-Store Bakers

Individual and independently owned grocery stores which have an established bakery department but the sale of bakery foods is not their primary business.


Companies (with a single corporate ownership or acting as a franchisor) with multiple store locations operating under the same name or banner.

Commercial Bakers

Bakeries whose primary business is the production and sale of baked foods to retail outlets/food service industries either on a provincial, national or international basis. Membership dues are based on annual sales.

Provincial Allied

Single plant operations which supply goods and services to the baking industry primarily in one province.

National Allied

Companies which supply goods and services to the baking industry on a national or international basis.

Trades person

Available to individuals who are not employed in the baking industry or their employer is already a member company or the company they work for does not qualify for membership in any other category.


BAC Membership DuesAnnual Dues
Retail Bakery First Year Introductory Offer$100
Retail Bakery (per outlet)$125
In-Store Bakery (per outlet)$125
Allied (National)$800
Allied (Provincial)$500
Hotel/Resort Chain$2,000
Hotel Resort Individual Outlet$500

All fee information is kept in strict confidence. HST Extra

Commercial Bakers

CategorySales in MillionsBase Fee+ Increment
1Up to $10 Million$0$250 per $Million sales
2$10-$24 Million$2,500$225 per $Million sales for $10-$24 Mil
3$25-$74 Million$5,875$75 per $Million sales for $25-$74 Mil
4$75-$199 Million$9,625$50 per $Million sales for $75 - $200 Mill
5$200 Million +$15,875$30 per $Million sales over $200 Mil

Example 1: $5 Million Sales = 5 x $250 = Fee $1,250 + GST or HST*
Example 2: $15 Million Sales = $2,500 + (5 x @225) = Fee $3,625 + GST or HST*

GST or HST*(TAX #887064798RT)
13% HSTOntario
15% HSTNova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador
5% GSTRest of Canada/USA